Justice

Dec 1, 2017

What’s stopping a class action in historic harassment cases?

A restricted window means that victims of harassment must immediately apply for mediation support from the AHRC, a luxury many don't have, writes employment law specialist Alex Grayson

This week we have seen explosive allegations levelled at Don Burke. Numerous women have come forward and claimed that he touched them inappropriately, tried to remove their clothing, indecently assaulted them and made them watch videos including bestiality.

The problem is, that many of these allegations relate to conduct occurring in the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, which means that prosecuting these claims now for some women may be problematic and potentially out of time.

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